Captured moments – Travel – Blanco Gardens

I love visiting Blanco, Texas.  It started out as being a halfway mark for my best friend and I to meet for lunch and spend the day together.  We have an early lunch, then walk over to one of our favorite places, Blanco Gardens.

Blanco Gardens

It is a short walk from the cafe, and we always end up bringing back trays of plants on the walk back. 

Amelia Lintner, the owner, is wonderful.  Friendly, knowledgeable and fun.  Her gardens are colorful and invite you to explore.  She carries trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables.  She also has a wonderful selection of succulents, which I love!   You will also find a nice assortment of planters, garden soils and amendments too, as well as a lovely gift shop inside.  It is a wonderful place to relax and browse.  The zinnias and succulents I bought from her this year have been outstanding.


Looking at the store from Highway 29

The porch on her shop is a cool, shady place to relax while contemplating your purchases. 😉


Inside the shop

Amelia has a beautiful selection of planters and slag glass in the shop as well as seeds and other gardening supplies.


Amelia trying to escape my camera. ❤


This is an amazing selection of lavender. To the left is a room with some of the succulents.

One of her succulent arrangements. I love this ice plant.


Recycled tires. How cool is that?!

Love this bat!


Slag glass in a fun display.

That’s a big boot!


A fun area with various decorative items.


If you are out and about in the Hill Country of central Texas, stop by and say hello to Amelia, take a stroll through her gardens, relax on the porch and take home a plant or two.  

Blanco Gardens

Address: 500 Main St, Blanco, TX 78606


Saturday 10AM–4PM
Sunday 10AM–4PM
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Phone: (830) 833-2433


Captured Moments – Armadillos

I never know what I may find when leaving the house in the morning.  Last week, we were rushing out the door and my son pointed to an armadillo snuffling around the yard.  Our eldest cat was lying in the drive way watching it and the armadillo seemed oblivious. They have poor eyesight and apparently, it was too busy digging for food to hear us.   I rushed back in the house to grab my camera and was sternly reminded that we were going to be late. I snapped a few photos then dashed to the car.  This was what caught the armadillos attention and it scurried back into the woods.   These unusual creatures can be destructive to lawns, but we really don’t have to worry about that.  I am surprised it can even burrow in our rocky soil.

To find out more about this adorable armored mammal click this link:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Armadillo page

The article on the website is perfect.  I remembering being fascinated by these unusual creatures as a child and still delight in seeing them.